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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 3 2005-313: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-313 (kernel).

The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

This update rebases the kernel to the latest upstream stable release,
which fixes a number of security issues. Notably:
- CVE-2005-0210 : dst leak
- CVE-2005-0384 : ppp dos
- CVE-2005-0531 : Sign handling issues.
- CVE-2005-0400 : EXT2 information leak.
- CVE-2005-0449 : Remote oops.
- CVE-2005-0736 : Epoll overflow
- CVE-2005-0749 : ELF loader may kfree wrong memory.
- CVE-2005-0750 : Missing range checking in bluetooth
- CVE-2005-0767 : drm race in radeon
- CVE-2005-0815 : Corrupt isofs images could cause oops

Additionally, a large number of improvements have come from the
2.6.10 -> 2.6.11 transition.

This update requires you are running the latest udev package, and
also (if you are using SELinux) the latest selinux policy packages.


* Thu Apr 7 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.11.7
- Set CFQ as default elevator again.

* Tue Apr 5 2005 Dave Jones
- Disable slab debug.
- Re-add the pwc driver. (#152593)

* Wed Mar 30 2005 Dave Jones
- x86_64: Only free PMDs and PUDs after other CPUs have been flushed

* Sat Mar 26 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.11.6

* Tue Mar 22 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix up several calls to memset with swapped arguments.

* Sat Mar 19 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.11.5

* Fri Mar 18 2005 Dave Jones
- Kjournald oops race. (#146344)

* Tue Mar 15 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.11.4

* Thu Mar 10 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.11.2
- Reenable advansys driver for x86

* Fri Mar 4 2005 Dave Jones
- Fix up ACPI vs keyboard controller problem.
- Fix up Altivec usage on PPC/PPC64.

* Fri Mar 4 2005 Dave Jones
- Finger the programs that try to read from /dev/mem.
- Improve spinlock debugging a little.

* Wed Mar 2 2005 Dave Jones
- 2.6.11



Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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